CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2008 |
An Orange County judge was ordered removed from office Thursday by state officials who said the former county prosecutor filed false and misleading expense claims for a legal conference in San Diego and then lied when questioned about them. Orange County Superior Court Judge Kelly MacEachern is the first judge in the county and the 24th in California ordered removed from office since 1960.
May 31, 2008 |
A judge hearing a war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who publicly expressed frustration with military prosecutors' refusal to give evidence to the defense has been dismissed, tribunal officials confirmed Friday. Army Col. Peter Brownback III was presiding over the case of Canadian detainee Omar Khadr. Marine Col.
January 28, 2008 |
The state's DNA testing program for inmates seeking to prove their innocence is deeply flawed, with police routinely discarding evidence after trials and court-ordered tests never being completed, a newspaper reported. Judges also ignore requests for DNA testing, leaving inmates in legal limbo, and nearly a third of the denials examined by the Columbus Dispatch failed to cite a reason, as required by state law. Gov. Ted Strickland told the newspaper he was calling for an overhaul.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2008 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles who was reprimanded for official misconduct last year could face a harsher punishment -- or be cleared of the charges altogether -- after a ruling this week by a panel of fellow judges. The ruling by the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability in Washington, D.C., came in the case of U.S. District Court Judge Manuel L. Real.
January 16, 2008 |
Homestore Inc.'s former chief executive, Stuart Wolff, won a reversal of his conviction for directing a $67-million fraud at the online home-listings company because of a conflict by the trial judge. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco threw out Wolff's conviction and 15-year prison sentence Monday, ruling that U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson, who owned stock in Time Warner Inc.'s America Online unit, should have removed himself from the case.
December 11, 2007 |
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a complaint against a federal judge who awarded more than $4.8 million in judgments and fees to people with whom he had long-standing political and business ties. U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan of Las Vegas, who was featured in a 2006 Los Angeles Times investigation into the Nevada judiciary, was cleared of allegations that he had personal connections with those involved in cases he heard.